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Concord

WEDDING SHOW: The free Historic Downtown Concord Wedding Show is 2-5 p.m. today at Hotel Concord, 14 Union St. N. www.concorddowntown.com/events.html.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Wings of Eagles Therapeutic Horseback Riding Ranch for special-needs children and adults needs volunteers for the spring riding session March 26-May 17, 4800 Faith Trails Road. A volunteer training session will be 9 a.m.-noon March 17. Volunteers don't need horse experience. For details and an application go to www.wingsofeaglesranch.org and click on "volunteers" or call 704-784-3147.

Kannapolis

CHILDREN'S CONCERT: The Piedmont Prime Time Community Band will give a free children's concert at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Gem Theatre, 111 W. First St.. Wear a costume portraying characters featured in the songs, such as a lion, elephant, swan, donkey, Sesame Street, Disney and Looney Tunes characters, an Olympic athlete and more. Details: 704-425-3508; www.primetimeband.org.

Countywide

HAVE YOUR SAY: You can comment on the Cabarrus County Schools' proposed budget for fiscal 2012-13 at a public hearing at 6 p.m. Monday at the Education Center, 4401 Old Airport Road (near N.C. 49), Concord. The board will have a work session after the hearing. To see the agenda visit www.boarddocs.com/nc/cabcs/Board.nsf/public.

HIGH SCHOOL ART CONTEST: Entries are being accepted in the annual 8th District Congressional Art Competition. The annual competition is open to all high school students (grades 9-12) across the district, including Cabarrus County.

The entry deadline is 5 p.m. April 20. Submit artwork to the district office of U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell, D-N.C., at 325 McGill Ave., Suite 500, Concord. Each student may submit one work; each high school may submit an unlimited number. The winning piece will be displayed for a year in the tunnel leading to the U.S. Capitol.

For rules and submission forms visit kissell.house.gov/services/artistic-discovery.shtml. Details: Allison Auman, 704-786-1612.

Writers needed

ARE YOU A GOOD WRITER? We're looking for freelance writers to write about Kannapolis, Mount Pleasant, Concord and Midland.

If interested, email Scott Verner, editor, at sverner@charlotteobserver.com.

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